Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
If you're looking for one-stop shopping on your iPhone, Amazon's app is about as representative of a Web site as one can find in a mobile app. You'll need a strong data or Wi-Fi connection to troll Amazon's vast database of merchandise, but if you do, you'll be be able to easily find anything you need that the retail giant can sell. Deals, recommendations, and other tools you find on the online site have also made it into this app, and you can log in to see your wish lists and shopping cart. Moreover, you can buy products with a click, which is especially seamless if you have profiles saved online.
Apart from the usual searching and browsing, Amazon has given its app special mobile powers that make the most of the iPhone's features, and of the mobile experience in general. In addition to taking photos of items for later reference and purchasing, you can also search for snap-up items by scanning the bar code. As with similar apps, Amazon Mobile hijacks the iPhone camera to perform this task, then matches the results to its database. A history of scanned items is the one element we're missing. Otherwise, it works scary-well.
The Amazon Mobile App allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on Amazon using a simple, yet elegant, interface. To make on-the-go shopping and price comparison even easier, the Amazon Mobile App includes helpful shopping features that allow users to scan a barcode, snap a photo, or type a search, to quickly compare prices and check availability.Amazon customers have full access to their existing cart, wish lists, payment and shipping options, order history, 1-Click (R) settings, and Prime membership benefits, just as they do on the web. All purchases made on Amazon Mobile are routed through Amazons secure servers.Amazon Mobile is great for: Shopping for the full selection of products available from Amazon.com and our merchant partners Browsing product images and ratings; reading product details and customer reviews Comparing prices from Amazon and thousands of other merchants to those in the retail store where you are shopping Shopping from a wish list, or adding items to your wish list -- even selecting gift wrap this item Using the Snap It functionality to take a picture to search for a product from virtually anywhere Watching movie trailers and listening to music samples (iPad only) Scanning a barcode to instantly search for a product while on-the-go (currently only available with devices running iOS 4 with autofocus camera) Purchasing securely right from your mobile device Tracking the status of a recently-placed order Shopping Amazon's selection from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.com, Amazon.it, Amazon.cn or Amazon.co.jp from a single app with the location toggle feature available from the More menuAmazon Mobile has products available in the following categories: Books, Textbooks, Kindle Magazines & Newspapers Movies, Music, TV, Games, CDs DVDs & Blu-ray DVD Video On Demand Musical Instruments Video Games Computers & Office Software, Accessories, PC Games Computer Components Office Products & Supplies Electronics Audio, TV & Home Theater Camera, Photo & Video MP3 & Media Players Car Electronics & GPS Home Appliances Home & Garden Kitchen & Dining Furniture & Dcor Bedding & Bath Home Appliances Vacuums & Storage Home Improvement Patio, Lawn & Garden Pet Supplies Sewing, Craft & Hobby Grocery, Health & Beauty Natural & Organic Gourmet Food Personal Care Toys & Games Baby Apparel (Kids & Baby) Shoes, Jewelry, Watches Sports & Outdoors Exercise & Fitness Camping & Hiking Action & Team Sports Cycling, Golf, Fan Gear Tools, Auto & Industrial Power & Hand Tools Outdoor Power Equipment Home Improvement Lighting & Electrical Plumbing Fixtures Automotive Motorcycle & ATV Industrial & Scientific
What's new in this version:
- Quickly find the items youre searching for with improved filtering by brand, price, etc. - Want to see what other Amazon customers think? You can even filter by star ratings now. - Just in time for the holidays: Organize your wish lists with new functionality that allows you to add an item to any wish list or move items from one list to another.- Need some help remembering what products are in your cart? You can now view images of products of all items added. - We hate bugs as much as you do (... See all new features »